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Hawley Blasts DHS Secretary Mayorkas Over Americans Killed By Illegals

By: Tristan Justice, The Federalist, April 19, 2024

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., lambasted Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a Senate hearing Thursday, highlighting Americans killed as a direct result of the administration’s open borders policies.

Hawley began by pressing Mayorkas about the case of Jose Ibarra, who was arrested in February and charged with felonies related to the murder of Laken Hope Riley.

“You know what he did?” Hawley asked.

“I know what he’s accused of doing,” the secretary responded.

“And that wasn’t the first crime that he committed in this country, was it?” Hawley questioned.

Mayorkas cited the ongoing criminal investigation related to Ibarra’s alleged crime as his reason not to comment. Hawley went on to ask Mayorkas whether the Homeland Security secretary had read Ibarra’s parole file.

“I do not want to speak to the particulars of the case,” Mayorkas said.

“It looks like to me, you just don’t want to answer the question,” Hawley replied. The Missouri senator brought up the secretary’s answers to the same question asked in a House hearing earlier this week. “You were asked the same question,” Hawley said. “‘Jose Ibarra, why was he paroled?’ You said, ‘I don’t know!’” After recounting the DHS chief’s previous non-answers to lawmakers regarding the Ibarra case, Hawley outlined details from the suspect’s parole file.

“Now we do have the parole file, and now we all know that the reason he was paroled into this country was because lack of detention capacity, which, as you and I both know, is not a valid reason under the statute,” Hawley said. “And now that we know that for sure … you don’t want to talk about it. This is extraordinary. It’s also a pattern with you.”

Hawley accused Mayorkas of lying to Sen. Katie Britt, R-Ala., and Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., in earlier testimony this month when lawmakers asked why Ibarra was given parole. Mayorkas told Britt there was no “derogatory information” known to federal law enforcement to warrant detention and claimed this week in a House hearing that parole was applied legally. Hawley clarified the circumstances surrounding Ibarra’s case with the Homeland Security secretary Thursday, however, emphasizing that Ibarra was paroled into the country because of lack of detention space, despite having a criminal arrest record.

On Sept. 8, Hawley said, “[Ibarra] was encountered by United States Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas, and was paroled into the United States due to lack of detention capacity. … You and I both know you know this. You knew it when you were talking to Congressman Bishop. You knew it when you were testifying to Sen. Britt.”

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

The Washington Standard

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